This National Volunteer Month, Here Are 12 Opportunities With CCS Grantees

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Broadway Community works to break down the barriers of poverty, inequity, privilege and transforming society until all people are fed. The organization is seeking four Meal Preparation Volunteers (MLP) to cut vegetables, wash dishes, and maintain the kitchen area. MLPs are needed every Tuesday and Friday from 2:00-5:00pm.

In addition, ten Soup Kitchen Volunteers (SKV) are needed to pack and distribute bagged breakfast and lunch to more than 100 Guests at their Community Lunch Program. SKVs work with the Chef and other volunteers to create elements of the lunch menu, clean dishes and other working areas on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Email Isaac Adlerstein, Executive Director.


This NYC food justice organization works with marginalized communities to increase food access and to create new pathways to community ownership and wealth creation. They need five to ten volunteers to assist Site Coordinators with distribution, set-up and breakdown distribution location, pack and organize farm share bags. Enter onsite purchases into the Local Food Marketplace System, monitor Farm share email account, respond to basic inquiries from Shareholders on site, answer the office phone and connect to appropriate staff, check office voice messages and disseminate information to appropriate staff, file vendor invoices, design promotional flyers, brochures, and posters, learn and practice the basics of food ordering, general office duties as needed, manage social media accounts, and collect Farm Share program survey data. Volunteers can work anytime at the following sites: 

Corbin Hill Food Project 
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 243
Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:30pm

Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00am-6:00pm

Gotham Health – Morrisania WIC
1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx
Tuesdays from 11:00am -6:00pm


NYCP fights hunger and food insecurity through programs that establish long-term independence for its clients. They are seeking 10-15 Pantry Packers to help sort, organize, pack, and distribute nutritious produce and shelf-stable foods to our food-insecure clients. Volunteers can work on the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays from 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Thursdays from 9:00am-12:30pm

Create your profile in the Volunteer Hub or email Erin Williams, Volunteer Manager.


The Riverside Language Program provides services and supports recently-arrived immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugee adults currently living in New York City. They need as many as 20 volunteers for their Language Lab and Mentoring Program. In the Language Lab, volunteers will conduct conversations with ESL learners for 90 minutes to improve their English fluency. In the Mentoring Program, volunteers will work one-on-one with a student to provide career and/or general mentorship support. Email Lynda Metmer or call 212-662-3200 to learn more.


Special Needs Activity Center for Kids and *Adults (SNACK*) works to fill a void for those affected with autism spectrum disorders and similar disabilities. The organization seeks five volunteers to help create and post Visual Aid materials throughout the facilities, take photos, create signs on computers, laminate and post materials, help with class set-up and break down, assemble supplies for teachers to run classes without interruption, photograph programming, model tasks for members, and give praise and encouragement to members.

Volunteers can work any time they are available on:

  • Monday through Friday, any time from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday through Sunday, any time from 10:00am-3:00pm 

Email Katie Coombs or call 212-439-9996.


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